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1 dead, 1 hurt in northern Illinois chemical explosion

Jan. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EST

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said. The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. when two employees at the W. R. Meadows building materials plant in...

Fire erupts at Kuwait petroleum site, week after fatal blaze

Jan. 21, 2022 03:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out early Friday at a site belonging to the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, forcing a suspension of export operations there, the company said in a statement. The fire in the Shuaiba Industrial Area in eastern Kuwait did not result...

Prison evacuating 1500 because of tire fire at closed plant

Jan. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EST

COTTONPORT, La. (AP) — About 1,500 inmates were being moved from a state prison on Thursday because of a fire at a nearby closed waste tire processing plant, Louisiana authorities said. "Due to the large number of prisoners, this will take some time to complete,” Department of...

Smoky fire guts lighting company warehouse in Las Vegas

Jan. 18, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Tuesday battling a smoky pre-dawn fire that gutted a lighting company warehouse and sent smoke wafting over the Las Vegas Strip. No injuries were reported in the blaze that was reported a little before 4 a.m. at the one- and...

Demolition work begins on charred warehouse after NJ fire

Jan. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Demolition work has begun on the charred remains of a warehouse that was the scene of a massive fire in New Jersey that crews managed to keep away from a nearby chemical plant over the weekend. Hundreds of firefighters from around the region worked in freezing...

Catastrophe averted as fire near chemical plant is contained

Jan. 15, 2022 16:36 PM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A dramatic fire near a chemical plant burned through the night and into Saturday in northern New Jersey but led to no evacuation orders or serious injuries — just heavy smoke that was seen and smelled in nearby New York City. The fire at Majestic Industries...

Los Angeles County sues warehouse owner over gas stench

Jan. 15, 2022 12:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County announced it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally-stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a public nuisance...

Fire erupts near chemical plant; residents told to stay away

Jan. 15, 2022 04:58 AM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A fire near a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky spread to multiple buildings in the complex Friday, threatening to reach the plant's chemical storage area, authorities said. Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

Los Angeles County sues warehouse owner over gas stench

Jan. 13, 2022 19:40 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County announced Thursday it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally-stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a public...